Wendell Yarbrough MD, MMHC, FACS

Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology) and of Pathology; Section Chief, Otolaryngology; Co-Director Molecular Virology Research Program; Director, Head & Neck Cancer Program, Smilow Cancer Hospital

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Cancer Center, Yale: Head and Neck Cancer Surgery Program | Molecular Virology


Surgery: Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Cancer Services

Research Interests

Head and neck oncology; Salivary oncology; Mouse modeling of human cancer; Human-in-mouse cancer models; Tumor suppressor activity; Molecular defects in cancer; NF-kappa B; NF-kB; Signaling; DNA damage; Human papilloma virus; HPV  more...


  • M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1989
  • M.M.H.C., Vanderbilt University, 2010

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